Ed.D. ITEC Advanced Track (Technology Leadership)OVERVIEW GA CERTIFICATION COURSES FAQS KSU CATALOG
Applications currently closed. Applications will reopen in Fall 2023 for a Fall 2024 cohort.
The Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Advanced Track is fully online and designed for educators who currently hold or aspire to hold a technology leadership position at the school, district, or state level. The Ed.D. is intended to deepen and broaden the educational technology leadership knowledge and skills of candidates. The program is based on the ISTE Standards for Technology Directors and the CoSN Framework of Essential Skills for K-12 CTOs.
Today's educational technology leaders are known by many different titles such as Technology Director, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO). No matter the title, educational technology leaders have dual leadership roles--both instructional and technical--and according to CoSN, these roles encompass a broad range of skills including:
- creating a vision for the role of technology;
- implementing strategic planning and policy development;
- having an understanding of teaching and learning, assessment, and professional development;
- managing technology and support resources; and
- possessing the political and interpersonal skills to effectively work with all stakeholders.
The Ed.D. in Instructional Technology will prepare you for these roles and challenge you to grow as an educational technology leader!
Students who complete their Ed.S. in Instructional Technology at Kennesaw State University may apply up to 15 hours of their Ed.S. to the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology. Students who have completed their Ed.S. at other institutions within the last 5 years may have their transcripts analyzed to receive transfer credit toward the Ed.D. in Instructional Technology at KSU.
Chalk & Wire Account
All students must purchase a Chalk & Wire account (~$82) online from the KSU Bookstore if they do not already have an active account.
Program of Study
Core (15 hours)
- EDUC 8100 Advanced Study of Learning
- EDRS 8100 Qualitative I
- EDRS 8200 Quantitative I
- EDRS 9300 Conceptual Frameworks & Research Design
- EDRS 9100 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
EDRS 9200 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
Advanced Technology Leadership Track (21 hours)
- ITEC 8510 Teaching, Learning & Technology
- ITEC 8520 Supporting Technology Infrastructure in Schools & Districts
- ITEC 8530 Technology Leadership & Strategic Planning
- ITEC 8540 Business Management & Staffing for Technology Programs
- ITEC 8550 Designing & Evaluating Professional Learning
- ITEC 8560 Digital Citizenship in Education
- ITEC 8570 Managing Data Systems in Schools & Districts
Advanced ITEC Courses (12 hours):
- ITEC 9100 Introduction to Doctoral Studies in Instructional Technology
- ITEC 9400 Research & Theory in Instructional Technology.
- For the remaining 6 credit hours, candidates may select from any 7000, 8000 or 9000 level ITEC courses approved by advisor.
Guided Electives (9 hours)
- Guided electives selected with consulation of advisor.
Dissertation (9 hours)
- ITEC 9900 Dissertation Credit
Total - 66 hours
- An earned master’s degree in education or a closely related field.
- A professional teaching certificate OR a departmentally approved equivalent (for non-Georgia or non-certified individuals). The School of Instructional Technology and Innovation recognizes and appreciates that many charter, independent schools, IE2, and 21st century learning environments do not require educators to hold traditional state teaching certification. In such instances, the Department will make a case-by-case determination as to whether the educator’s qualifications are sufficiently equivalent to a traditional teaching certificate and/or whether the educator has the background necessary to ensure successful completion of the program.
- At least three years of professional teaching or administrative experience (or a combination thereof), or a related role serving B-12 education (To facilitate candidates’ field experiences, current full-time employment as a professional educator is preferred.).
- A competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score and Graduate GPA. The GPA and GRE will be utilized with other admission criteria to determine program eligibility. Although no minimum scores are required, candidates are encouraged to prepare and score well since admission to the program is competitive. Please note: The Analytical/Writing score one receives as part of the GRE exam is used competitively in the admission review process. GRE scores must be from within the last five years. It is strongly encouraged for applicants to do well on this portion of the exam.
- If seeking GaPSC certification, applicants must obtain and submit a Mentor form indicating support from a qualified mentor who meets the GaPSC Mentor Requirements. Mentor requirements can be found on the ITEC Mentor form on the Graduate Admissions website for this program.
- A professional resume documenting statement of purpose for wanting the degree, education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect, at least, three years of teaching and/or administrative experience.
- A Professional Reflections Statement. Write a 1-3 single-spaced professional reflections statement which addresses the following questions: Why are you interested in the field of instructional technology? Why are you interested in pursuing a doctoral degree? What are your career plans after completing your Ed.D. degree? What areas of research are you interested in exploring and/or conducting? Which faculty members would you be most interested in working with in regard to your research and/or career goals?
How do I Apply
Please gather your teaching certificate, evaluation form, mentor form, and resume before applying so you can upload these documents before submitting your application.
- Complete the Online Graduate Application.
- Submit GRE Scores from within the last five years.
- Obtain and submit official transcripts from EACH college attended, including those institutions where degrees were NOT earned. Official
transcripts are those in a university sealed envelope. Your transcripts should reflect
at least a Bachelor's degree with at least a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
Official transcripts can be e-mailed directly from the institution to KSU at firstname.lastname@example.org or maileddirectly from the institution to KSU at the address below:
Kennesaw State University
Office of Graduate Admissions
3391 Town Point Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
- Obtain and submit a copy of your Teaching Certificate or a departmentally-approved equivalent. To print a copy of your Georgia clear, renewable certificate, you may log onto www.gapsc.com. The Department of IT recognizes and appreciates that many independent schools and 21st century learning environments do not require educators to hold traditional state teaching certification. In such instances, the Department will make a case-by-case determination as to whether the educator's qualifications are sufficiently equivalent to a traditional teaching certificate and/or whether the educator has the background necessary to ensure successful completion of the program.
- Obtain and submit ONE Mentor Form.
This should be from a current administrator, Instructional Lead Teacher, Instructional Technology Specialist, media specialist, teacher, etc. at the building or district levels with instructional technology knowledge and experience.
(form provided above).
- Obtain and submit a Professional Resume documenting statement of purpose, education, teaching experience, volunteer and service accomplishments, and record of leadership activities. Your resume MUST reflect, at least, ONE year of teaching experience.
- Write and submit a Professional Reflections Statement. Write a 1-3 single-spaced page(s) professional reflections statement which addresses the following questions: Why are you interested in the field of instructional technology? Why are you interested in pursuing a doctoral degree? What are your career plans after completing your Ed.D. degree? What areas of research are you interested in exploring and/or conducting? Which faculty members would you be most interested in working with in regards to your research and/or career goals?
- Submit a copy of the Transfer Credit Request Form if applicable.
- International Applicants Only: Please contact 770-499-3002 for all international admission requirements related to your citizenship or visa status OR link to the Graduate International Admissions page: http://graduate.kennesaw.edu/admissions/apply/international-students.php
Applications for the Ed.D. In instructional Technology - Advanced Track are currently closed. Our next cohort will begin in Fall 2024 with an April 1, 2024 application deadline. Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort will open in Fall 2023.
April 1, 2024
For more information please email the Ed.D. Advanced Track Program Coordinator, Dr. Julie Moore at email@example.com or call the Department office at (470) 578-3262.